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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20805 on: May 02, 2013, 04:57:45 PM »
Fun fun elevator times!

We're on vacation in DC, and we've spent quite a bit of time at the Smithsonian museums.  Us and ten thousand of our nation's most exuberant schoolchildren.  Since Bittybartfast is in her stroller, we need to use the elevators.  And since there is obviously nothing of interest in these fantastic museums for schoolchildren to see, a significant number of them entertain themselves by riding the elevators up and down (eschewing the conveniently-placed stairs and escalators), standing around in large groups in front of the elevator doors so no one can get off or on, pushing the emergency call buttons inside the elevators to make the alarms go off and giggling about it, etc.  I have to wonder where they're from, if an elevator is the most exciting thing they can think of to see while on their field trip!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20806 on: May 02, 2013, 05:05:15 PM »
...    I have to wonder where they're from, if an elevator is the most exciting thing they can think of to see while on their field trip!

Perhaps, since these children are obviously without parents or supervisors, we can assume that their fascination must be that they somehow managed to shove the adults down the elevator shaft and are trying to figure out how to get them back out?  ???

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20807 on: May 02, 2013, 05:09:44 PM »
Thanks, Gramma Dishes.  I think you're right and that my silent temper tantrum is because my feelings are hurt.  To the person that asked, and cab is not an option because of funds.  I live out in the middle of nowhere so it would be far to expensive.  If I felt it was urgent enough to spend the money on a cab, I'd call for an ambulance.  My foot needs to be seen by a doctor, but it's not life or death.  I think I'm just being grumpy because of how far down on her priority list I seem to be.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20808 on: May 02, 2013, 05:34:39 PM »
Thanks, Gramma Dishes.  I think you're right and that my silent temper tantrum is because my feelings are hurt.  To the person that asked, and cab is not an option because of funds.  I live out in the middle of nowhere so it would be far to expensive.  If I felt it was urgent enough to spend the money on a cab, I'd call for an ambulance.  My foot needs to be seen by a doctor, but it's not life or death.  I think I'm just being grumpy because of how far down on her priority list I seem to be.

Well I fully don't blame you.  Housework?!  It can wait!  I, too, would drive you if I were there.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20809 on: May 02, 2013, 05:52:36 PM »
Am I being an SS?

Good grief, no, mmswm! You're not being snowflakey at all - your mother's priorities seem to be way off. >:( Heck, if you were in my city I'd drive you!

I hope your foot gets better soon!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20810 on: May 02, 2013, 05:56:28 PM »
Thanks guys.  Sometimes, when one is dealing with these things, it's hard to separate real snowflakey behavior from the unwarranted insults that get thrown one's way.  I was told I needed to be less selfish when I got upset when my mother left to go get Ana and take her to the airport.  If that had been the only reason she gave today for not taking me, then I wouldn't be so upset.  I'd be a little bit upset, because Ana had other options for getting there, including the bus/train, which at this hour of the day, and considering construction on two of the major highways along the route to the airport, would probably be 30-45 minutes faster than driving anyway.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20811 on: May 02, 2013, 06:02:22 PM »
Wanting an injury to be taken care of appropriately is far from selfish. And taking care of every little errand you can think of except the one you promised to do first, then calling the person who needed your help selfish for being upset is... well, I can't type that on this board. >:(

...wow, I'm getting pretty angry on your behalf, actually!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20812 on: May 02, 2013, 07:20:29 PM »
Wanting an injury to be taken care of appropriately is far from selfish. And taking care of every little errand you can think of except the one you promised to do first, then calling the person who needed your help selfish for being upset is... well, I can't type that on this board. >:(

...wow, I'm getting pretty angry on your behalf, actually!
Me, too.  >:(

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20813 on: May 02, 2013, 07:39:19 PM »
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I have to wonder where they're from, if an elevator is the most exciting thing they can think of to see while on their field trip!
I've mentioned before that I volunteer at a small museum where I do programs for schoolchildren. We have an old & creaky elevator that is rarely used, but every program involves riding an escalator. We get a lot of students from very small towns, for whom the escalator is one of the highlights of the visit. If we didn't monitor the escalator ride heavily (and drop serious hints to chaperones), we'd have similar problems.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20814 on: May 02, 2013, 08:16:31 PM »
To all the SS parents at carpool who refuse to follow the "no left turn" signs leaving the front parking lot. Really?  You can't spare the 2 minutes it takes at most (I've timed it with hitting both red lights) to safely turn right and and come back up the access road or go around the block?  You have to be a danger to people trying to correctly turn right by blocking their view, then trying to make an unsafe left run across 3 lanes of traffic?  As well as blocking the right lane by pulling into the middle of the drive so no one turning right can even get out? 

I hate carpool lanes.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20815 on: May 02, 2013, 09:26:54 PM »
I had a SSI'llcrosstheroadwhenIwant the other night. My heart and brakes were both given a good work out. It was dark and out of nowhere they came racing across the road right in front of me. I hponestly thought I'd squashed them until I saw them ducking up a drive way. dingdangity cat, I bets it's got on less life now!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20816 on: May 02, 2013, 10:06:54 PM »
I had a SSI'llcrosstheroadwhenIwant the other night. My heart and brakes were both given a good work out. It was dark and out of nowhere they came racing across the road right in front of me. I hponestly thought I'd squashed them until I saw them ducking up a drive way. dingdangity cat, I bets it's got on less life now!

I almost squished one of my mother's barn cats a few days ago under similar circumstances. I felt horrible but he darted out of nowhere. The other two cats are orange and a little easier to see at night but Scout is a dark grey tabby. We usually get up to about 45mph in the driveway but thankfully I was going slower than normal or we'd be short a cat.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20817 on: May 02, 2013, 10:15:38 PM »
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I have to wonder where they're from, if an elevator is the most exciting thing they can think of to see while on their field trip!
I've mentioned before that I volunteer at a small museum where I do programs for schoolchildren. We have an old & creaky elevator that is rarely used, but every program involves riding an escalator. We get a lot of students from very small towns, for whom the escalator is one of the highlights of the visit. If we didn't monitor the escalator ride heavily (and drop serious hints to chaperones), we'd have similar problems.

The highlights of Babybartfast's trip so far have been riding the Metro and watching the repairman fix the escalator  :P

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20818 on: May 02, 2013, 11:40:32 PM »
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I have to wonder where they're from, if an elevator is the most exciting thing they can think of to see while on their field trip!
I've mentioned before that I volunteer at a small museum where I do programs for schoolchildren. We have an old & creaky elevator that is rarely used, but every program involves riding an escalator. We get a lot of students from very small towns, for whom the escalator is one of the highlights of the visit. If we didn't monitor the escalator ride heavily (and drop serious hints to chaperones), we'd have similar problems.

The highlights of Babybartfast's trip so far have been riding the Metro and watching the repairman fix the escalator  :P
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20819 on: May 03, 2013, 07:19:38 AM »
The people who decided to yell and scream in the street at 11:30. :P I wasn't asleep and was about to call the non-emergency line, as they were getting a bit rough, but then they quieted down  and went inside.  Then two cruisers came down the street slowly so  either someone else called or they were already around and heard the commotion.
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